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Scott Baker goes six-plus frames for win No. 3
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

Rangers pitcher Scott Baker turned in a quality start and received more than enough run support for the win Friday night against Houston, improving to 3-3 on the year. The right-hander yielded two runs on six hits and one walk while striking out three over 6 1/3 innings of a 13-6 victory.

Over his last two starts covering 11 1/3 innings, Baker has allowed three earned runs. He owns a 5.23 ERA and a 1.20 WHIP over 72 1/3 innings of work. His next start will come Wednesday at Kansas City.

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Jason Vargas drops another decision Friday
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

Royals pitcher Jason Vargas was not at his best Friday night against the Indians, dropping to 10-7 on the season. The left-hander was charged with four runs on 10 hits and no walks while striking out five over six innings of work.

Over his last four starts covering 28 innings, Vargas has allowed seven earned runs. He owns a 3.27 ERA and a 1.24 WHIP over 25 starts (162 1/3 innings). His next start will come Wednesday at home against Texas.

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Danny Salazar cruises past Royals despite rain delay
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

Indians starting pitcher Danny Salazar had his start interrupted by a rain delay, but still came away with a win Friday night against the Royals in Kansas City, improving to 5-6 on the year. The right-hander permitted four hits and two walks while striking out three over five scoreless innings of work before a rain delay ended his night prematurely.

Over his last three starts covering 16 innings, Salazar has permitted three earned runs. He owns a 4.23 ERA and a 1.40 WHIP over 15 starts (78 2/3 innings). He will make his next start Wednesday vs. Detroit.

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Coco Crisp exits game after outfield collision
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

Athletics outfielder Coco Crisp left Friday's game against the Angels after crashing into the outfield wall.

Crisp ran full speed while chasing after Chris Iannetta’s two-run homer in the fifth inning. The ball bounced over his glove and went over the fence, while Crisp had to be helped back to his feet and escorted out of the game.

Crisp was diagnosed with a neck strain, an issue he has had in the past. He finished 0 for 2 before leaving the game. He owns a .254/.346/.397 slash line with nine homers and 45 RBI over 370 at-bats. His status remains uncertain for Saturday's game.

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Miles Mikolas dealing with shoulder fatigue; Robbie Ross to start in his place
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

Rangers pitcher Miles Mikolas has been scratched from Saturday's start against Houston because of right shoulder fatigue, the team announced.  The team will recall left-hander Robbie Ross from Triple-A Round Rock for the start.

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The struggles continue for Scott Carroll on Friday
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

The struggles continued for White Sox starter Scott Carroll on Friday against the Tigers, dropping to 5-9 on the year. The right-hander surrendered seven runs -- three earned -- on 10 hits and no walks while striking out two over five innings of a 7-1 defeat.

Over his last five starts covering 28 2/3 innings, Carroll has coughed up 23 earned runs. He owns a 5.07 ERA and a 1.55 WHIP over 108 1/3 innings. He will make his next start Friday at Cleveland.

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Justin Verlander fans eight in win over White Sox
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander dominated the White Sox in Chicago on Friday, scattering one run on nine hits over seven innings to improve to 12-11 on the year. He struck out eight and walked two.

Verlander has allowed two earned runs or fewer in three of his last five starts. He owns a 4.68 ERA and a 1.45 WHIP over 27 starts (171 1/3 innings). His next start will come Wednesday at Cleveland.

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Jacoby Ellsbury homers, injures left ankle Friday
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

Yankees outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury homered but injured his ankle in Friday's win over the Blue Jays.

Ellsbury launched a two-run home run in the seventh inning. He suffered the injury while sliding at home plate in the ninth inning. After the game, he had a fluoroscope on his left ankle, which came back "OK," per YES Network.

Ellsbury went 2 for 5 with a run scored and two RBI in a 6-3 victory. He owns a .286/.347/.431 with 14 homers and 64 RBI over 503 at-bats.

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Chris Archer gets knocked around in loss to Boston
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

Rays pitcher Chris Archer was knocked around Friday night against the Red Sox, dropping to 8-7 on the year. The right-hander permitted eight runs -- seven earned -- on nine hits and two walks while striking out three over four innings of work.

Archer has allowed five-plus runs in a start for the first time since July 11. His ERA ballooned from 3.09 to 3.40 on the year. He will make his next start Wednesday at home against Toronto.

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Anthony Ranaudo posts quality start in win over Rays
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

Red Sox pitcher Anthony Ranaudo turned in a quality start Friday night against the Rays, improving to 3-0 on the year. The right-hander permitted three runs on five hits and three walks while striking out four over six innings of work.

Ranaudo has allowed nine runs over 18 innings in three career starts. His plans beyond Friday are not yet known.

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